January 31, 2012

Men's Golf finishes fifth at Arizona Intercollegiate

TUCSON, ARIZ. – Campbell opened its spring men's golf season with a fifth-place finish Tuesday at the Arizona Intercollegiate.

Vaita Guillaume (73-68-72) finished in 13th place at even-par 213.  Freshman Grant Houser and senior Mitch Gray also recorded top-25 showings in the 76-man field.

Guillaume made 16 birdies in the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6793-yard Arizona National layout.  The senior from Papeete, Tahiti finished among the top 15 individuals for the fifth time in six tournaments this year.

A product of Holly Springs, N.C., Houser matched Guillaume's one-over 72 on Tuesday by making five birdies on the day.  He tied for 19th place at four-over 217 (71-74-72) and had 11 birdies for the event.

Gray, who matched his season-low round with a two-under 69 in Monday's second 18, finished tied for 24th place at plus-six 219 (76-69-74). 

Amanjyot Singh tied for 48th place (73-75-79—227), while fellow sophomore Harrison Ashworth tied for 61st (74-76-82—232).

Host Arizona (277-277-281—835) edged 10th-ranked California (272-284-280—836) by one stroke to claim the team title.  New Mexico (298-285-276—850) finished third, followed by Pepperdine (286-286-289—861) and Campbell (291-286-297—874) in the 12-school field.

John Catlin of New Mexico captured medalist honors at 10-under-par 203 (66-70-67), three strokes ahead of Arizona's Juan Pablo Hernandez (69-66-71—206).

Campbell continues its spring season Mar. 11-13 in the Bash at the Beach at the Surf Golf & Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 

Arizona Intercollegiate
Arizona National / Tucson, Ariz.
Jan. 30-31, 2012 / Par 71, 6793 yards

Final Team Results:  1. Arizona 277-277-281—835, 2. California 272-284-280—836, 3. New Mexico 289-285-276—850, 4. Pepperdine 286-286-289—861, 5. Campbell 291-286-297—874, 6. Texas-El Paso 303-287-292—882, T7. Central Arkansas 303-293-287—883, T7. UC-Irvine 295-300-288—883, 9. Santa Clara 295-294-300—889, 10. Utah 299-298-302—899, 11. UC-Riverside 295-309-311—915, 12. McNeese State 304-307-319—930.

Final Individual Leaders:  1. John Catlin (New Mexico) 66-70-67—203, 2. Juan Pablo Hernandez (Arizona) 69-66-71—206, T3. John MacArthur (Pepperdine) 68-66-74—208, T3. Tucker Wadkins (Arizona) 70-69-69—208, T5. James Erkenbeck (New Mexico) 71-69-69—209, T5. Brandon Hagy (Cal) 70-72-67—209, T5. Michael Kim (Cal) 69-68-72—209, T5. Joel Stalter (Cal) 67-71-71—209.

Campbell Individuals: 13. Vaita Guillaume 73-68-72—213, T19. Grant Houser 71-74-72—217, T24. Mitch Gray 76-69-74—219, T48. Amanjyot Singh 73-75-79—227, T61. Harrison Ashworth 74-76-82—232.